Kathleen (Kaye) Jalbert died November 22 at Northern Light Continuing Care - Lakewood in Waterville, Maine. Kaye was a breast cancer survivor who died peacefully in her sleep after years afflicted by Alzheimer’s.
Kathleen Jalbert was born in 1924 in St. Francis, Maine. She was the only child of Jessie McPherson. She attended and graduated from Fort Kent High School in 1942. She was predeceased by her husband, Ervin S. Jalbert, whom she married in 1944. Kaye is survived by her three children:
Jessie Mae Hemphill and husband Frank of Waterboro, ME
Barbara Jean Fairbrother and husband Robert of Augusta, ME
John (Jack) Ervin Jalbert and wife Norine of Greenville, ME
Her grandson Brett W. Fairbrother of Burlington, VT and great-grandson Beck Fairbrother.
Kaye and her husband were longtime employees of Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach during which time they employed many area high school students for the summer months. After leaving Palace Playland, Kaye was employed at Butlers Dept. Store in Biddeford, ME. After the death of her husband, Kaye began working for Home Health Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine where she remained for many years. While at VNS, she was proud to receive multiple awards and commendations for her dedicated services.
With the onset of Alzheimer’s, Kaye moved to Wardwell Homes in Saco, ME in 2010 where she lived until 2018, after which she moved to Northern Lights Continuing Care Center - Lakewood in Waterville, ME.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial gift be made in Kaye’s name to:
Home Health Visiting Services of Southern Maine
15 Industrial Park Rd.
Saco, ME 04072
American Cancer Society of Maine
One Bowdoin Mill Island
Topsham, ME 04086
The Alzheimer’s Association
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